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Debugging CL programs: Display variable content in Tooltip when mouse-hover

When debugging a CL programm, the content of variables is not displayed in the tooltip at mouse hover over a variable. Use Case: every debug of an CL program, when you want to see the content of a variable.
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Java File class getCanonicalFile does not support all Unicode characters

The Java File class methods getCanonicalFile and getCanonicalPath call a native ILE function that is dependent on the current job CCSID.This limits the range of Unicode characters that can be supported.Java is a Unicode language and the IFS file s...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Delivered

Enhance funtionality for RUNWQFEX command

Add all email distribution options that are available on the DB2WQ BI Portal as optional parameters. In addition to server, there are SSL, TLS, User and Password. Use Case: From the command line, I need to run a DB2WQ report and email it to a list...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 3 Delivered

CLI SQLSetConnectAttr

during a call to the CLI SQL Connect I got an error I cannot understand alone error SQL0104 Message . . . . : Token <END-OF-STATEMENT> was not valid. Valid tokens: ? : USER CURRENT DEFAULT SYSTEM_USER. So, I made a PMR for a way to understan...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

Support compiler directives /if /endif for findMatch

resently, in RPGLE, findMatch will go to the corresponding start/end of a block for if, doX, etc as well as for (). Compiler directives /if, /endif are not supported currently. This RFE is asking that they be added for match and findMatch (ctrl-M ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Request for Data Transfer Request Files's endcoding of IBM i Access Client Solutions(ACS)

BackgroundBecause of customer's security management reason,we are providing an arrangement that logs data transfer information by referring to Data Transfer Request Files.・Information logged are IP adress or system name,library and table name.That...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Delivered

Live Outline doesn't work with User-Associated Member Types

In RDP, you can associate a member type with a parser. Menu Option: Window > Preferences > LPEX Editor > Parsers > Parser Associations. These non-standard member/document types have been causing the Live Outline to return an error dial...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Keepalive for 5250 console

Keep an open session for 5250 console (HMC). Use Case: Save the entire system
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Add COBOL Code Coverage to RDp

I would like to see the COBOL Code Coverage that is currently part of RDz be added to the functionality in RDp since they share technology and we are trying to enhance our development methods. Use Case: System: Place Mutual Fund Order ApplicationA...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Syntax highlighter for UIM Source

Probably silly, but I'd like to have at least a minimal syntax highlighter for UIM source. I personally use a lot of UIM and just seeing the language tags different than the rest of the text would be nice. When editing UIM source code that support...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered